Designing With Environmental Data

Kerridge, Tobie; Pennington, Sarah; Cameron, David; Bowers, John; Jarvis, Nadine; Boucher, Andy and Gaver, William. 2014. 'Designing With Environmental Data'. In: Designing With Environmental Data. Umea, Sweden June 16-19 2014. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This conversation takes the form of a ‘design crit’ featuring three practice-based design research projects that take environmental data as a shared concern. It is a facilitated discussion between attendees and three researchers, each presenting material from different projects, from in-process designs to finished outcomes.
Citizen climate data, energy demand reduction, and urban air quality were start points for these three projects. However, rather than prototyping and testing technology platforms that present environmental data in order to illicit behaviour change, these projects have taken speculative approaches to design research. Overlapping project themes include the interpretation of environmental data, data as a design material, and making and using data as a practice.
In adopting the design crit as a format, the presentation of design processes and design decision-making provide the impetus for an open and participatory exchange about environmental data as a research topic. We aim to give focus to intentions, themes and decisions not served well by papers. Additionally we seek to experiment with modes of documentation that capture emergent forms of knowledge associated with live critique. There is also an ambition for this conversation to be documented and published as part of the conference proceedings.

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18 February 2014Accepted

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Umea, Sweden

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June 16-19 2014

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30 Oct 2018 14:20

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29 Apr 2020 16:58


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